Last week, we gathered at The Wing to hear Hermione Hoby, Naima Coster, Melissa Febos, Michele Filgate, and Crystal McCreary read about a time they fought for themselves, and to raise essential funds for Taller Salud.
This event felt especially meaningful, because we saw Dr. Christine Blasey Ford give her wrenching testimony that morning.
“I do think we should take a moment to recognize the testimony of Doctor Ford, and admire her and feel grateful to her,” said Freya Project co-founder Natalka Burian. “But also, to feel angry that this is still happening. We are allowed to feel all of these things, and we should, and I hope the stories you hear tonight from these brilliant some will show that range of emotions.”
Not only did our event coincide with Dr. Blasey Ford’s testimony — it also falls just over one year after Hurricaine Maria, and its devastating effects on Puerto Rico. This is why we chose to give to Taller Salud: a community based, feminist organization dedicated to improving women’s access to health care, reducing violence within the community and encouraging economic growth through education and activism.
We’re grateful to The Wing for opening their space to us.
It was incredibly special for us to share space with other women, to give our attention to stories of triumph and perseverance, of self-discovery and self-affirmation.
These are some of our most memorable moments.